Fifth Eye Optix, the hybrid eyeglass/secondhand store on Fifth Avenue near Degraw Street that had recently been sharing space with vintage shop Yona Lee, was seized by the city earlier today and has been completely cleared of merchandise.
Shortly after taking the above photo, I was reamed out for several minutes by the owner, who accused me of being part of a city-organized cabal that had been breaking her merchandise and plotting for five years to shut her down and throw her in prison. After taking out her (substantial) anger on me, and not believing that I am actually rather benevolent, she was uninterested in letting me report her side of the story.
I've been curious as to what the deal was with this place for some time, so if anyone can fill me in I would certainly love to know. Been a while since I've been full-on yelled at!